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Rock musical 'Spring Awakening' opens this Friday, Nov. 3

10.30.2017 | By:

Texas Wesleyan University is pleased to present the second production of the 2017-18 season, Spring Awakening, the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical by Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater.

Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

Spring Awakening will be directed by Emily Cherry, alumna and adjunct instructor of theatre, and will open on Friday, Nov. 3 for a limited run of five performances through Sunday, Nov. 12. Performances will be held at the Thad Smotherman Theatre on the Texas Wesleyan University campus at 1205 Binkley Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76105.

Tickets to all performances of Spring Awakening are now available at the Theatre Wesleyan website at

The cast includes Tristen Brown (Otto/Ulbrecht), Reagan Fraze (Martha), Richard Givans (Hanschen/Rupert), Darin Martin (Ernst/Reinhold), Jasmine Mesre (Thea), Malik Offor (Georg/Dieter), Kimberly Owen (Anna), Skylar Peters (Wendla), Michelle Phillips (Ilse), Crystal Salazar (The Adult Women), Alastair Sigala Ramirez (The Adult Men), Ryan Simon (Moritz), and Alfredo Tamayo (Melchior).

The production team includes Emily Cherry (Director), Susan Ishii (Musical Director), Stephanie Locker-Hall (Choreographer), Kaitlin Hatton (Stage Manager), Flower Avila (Assistant Stage Manager), Samantha Berg (Assistant Stage Manager), Torris Curry (Dance Captain), Tobin Griffin (Scenic Design), Holli Price (Assistant Scenic Design), Bryan Stevenson (Lighting Design/Technical Director), John Traxler (Assistant Lighting Design), Jorge Flores (Sound Design/Engineer), Rayven Harris (Assistant Sound Design), Brianna Hunter (Properties Design), Clarissa Murillo (Costume Design), Troy McKinney (Assistant Costume Design), Alfredo Tamayo (Graphic Design), Jacob Rivera-Sanchez (Publicity/Marketing), Jose Torres (Assistant Technical Director).

Spring Awakening is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Alumni reunion event details

A Theatre Wesleyan alumni reunion event will be held following the Saturday, Nov. 11 performance. The event will be held at the Baker Building, 3021 East Rosedale Street. RSVP to the event by filling out this form. Please note that this RSVP form is only for the Reunion Event; tickets to the show must be purchased separately.

How to buy tickets

To buy tickets, call 817-531-4211 or visit the online box office. Through the Student Theatrical Experience Fund (STEF), all Texas Wesleyan students can go to the show for free. Take advantage of your opportunity for a little free entertainment and support your fellow Rams.

Texas Wesleyan students can redeem their free tickets in-person at the Box Office or by purchasing tickets online using the code "SGA" at checkout.  Those tickets can be picked up at the Thad Smotherman Theatre Will Call window of the Box Office beginning one hour before showtime, upon presenting their student ID.

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